Between 8 and 9: Chengdu


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八和九之間 (成都茶館項目)

A Chamber Made Opera work in partnership with Sichuan Conservatory of Music

Presented in Chengdu by Sichuan Provincial Song and Dance Company Ltd’s Contemporary Arts Performance Season 2017

A 60 minute sound experience created by a group of Australian and Chinese artists led by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, Between 8 and 9  features intersections of sound/music/design/space/text, including new composition, electro-acoustic and spatial sound designs, sculptural design, traditional instrumentation, and vocal performance.

This project has been made possible with support from the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund, the Australia China-Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program. The project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. The creative development of this project was supported by a Playking Foundation Travel Grant and Darebin Arts, City of Darebin. Significant development support has been provided by Sichuan Conservatory of Music.

This project was supported by the Sidney Myer Fund and by Arts Centre Melbourne through Creative Victoria for Asia TOPA (Asia Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts).

We thank the Australian Consulate-General in Chengdu and the Australian Embassy in Beijing for their assistance with this season.

This work is created by all artists involved in a collaborative process led by




  • Production & Stage Management
     Kellie Jayne Chambers
  • Lighting Re-design, Technician & Operation
     Sam Doyle
  • Production Assistance
     Minglu Chen (陈明露)
  • Costume-makers
     Amanda Carr & Rebecca Dunn
  • Installation-makers
     Hahnie Goldfinch, Lauren Spark, Yvette Turnbull, Oden Wilson & Steph Wright
  • Academic consultation
     Dr Adrian Tien (田映春博士)
  • Text Consultation
     Emilie Collyer
  • Project liaison
     Professor Gan Shao-Cheng (甘绍成)
  • Project Liaison
     Dr Wang Zheng-Ting (王正亭)
  • CAPS associate producer
     Ching Ching Ho (何青菁)
  • CAPS Project Producer
     Jackie Wei
  • Creative Producer
     Tim Stitz